When to replace drivers?


Hi all,

I am currently pending purchase of a pair of used Dunlavy speakers, and would like some feedback from this community if possible about the following:

Is there some rule (general, opinion, or otherwise) as to the age of drivers, and when to replace them?

IE: If a speaker is over 10 years old, other criteria? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, I'm trying to "do this right the first time".

Thank you!
-Mike
gearhead_sf
Over 10 years doesnt really mean that they will need work, I would ofcourse say they are alot closer to needing re-foam than new, but visual inspection and listening to them will be the very first step, then report your findings for helpful replies, I know I didnt help much but I think it is too early to tell or worry, hope you enjoy your new purchase! best regards Chad
>>When to replace drivers?

When they're broken!
Most speakers take hundreds of hours to break-in.
If they sound good, keep 'em.
If the surrounds or cones are bad, get them fixed.
Never replace a driver in one speaker without doing it in pairs if your budget allows.